16 days in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 5 nights
Drive
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Curtis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 3 nights
Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Springfield

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Mackinac Island — 5 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder site.

Springfield to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Springfield in July; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Saint Ignace — 5 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (George Kemp Marina, Museum Ship Valley Camp, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and walk around Bridge View Park.

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Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Curtis.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Curtis — 2 nights

Portage Township is a civil township of Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GarLyn Zoological Park and then tee off at Newberry Country Club. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oswald's Bear Ranch and then admire the majestic nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park.

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Getting from Saint Ignace to Curtis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Curtis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paradise.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Paradise — 3 nights

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Step out of Paradise with an excursion to Point Iroquois Lighthouse in Brimley--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paradise road trip app.

You can drive from Curtis to Paradise in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trip